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Definition of "anybody" []

  • Any person; anyone. (pronoun)
  • A person of consequence: Everybody who is anybody was at the reception. See Usage Notes at anyone, every, he1. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anybody" in a sentence
  • "But if anybody else -- _anybody_ -- you may call me Doctor, or anything you please, except Martin Hewitt."
  • "I've given up all hopes of that brother of mine for her -- but she could marry anybody, if she chose -- _anybody_!"
  • "And I told him how lonesome I was without anybody, not _anybody_; and I told about Charlie Smith and Paul Mayhew and Mr. Claude Livingstone, and how Aunt Jane wouldn't let me have them, either, even if I was standing where the brook and river meet."